On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 6:31 PM, Andy Green <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
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>  Somebody in the thread at some point said:
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>  > some schematics anyway. All this very suboptimal with regard to an "open
>  > phone". All my Sony-gadgets are more open, when it comes to this. At least
>  > for those i got pretty nice service-manuals incl. circuit diagrams for 
> free.
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>  Currently this is a political reality, no schematics.  I think its fine
>  if you keep pressuring about it but no change can be expected since
>  there are just no levers to pull to make it happen, and the answer is
>  stuck at "no" out of our scope.  Its just where the commercial reality
>  of physical hardware manufacture culture has butted up against the
>  ideals that really are coming from the software side.

I'm sure this has been answered many times before, but I have no idea
where to start looking for those answers, so: what the hell? Why? What
political reality is stopping you? I take it you don't mean
governments worried about people hacking the GSM bands, you mean a
-cultural- issue in the hardware world?
What's stopping you from just not playing along? Is it FIC?

-Nick

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